Inas Nofal aims to win medals for Palestine at international competitions, but training in Gaza presents a challenge. Inas says: “running is my life. Before I go to sleep, I think about which routes I’ll run the next day.”
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women cannot legally drive. Over the past few days, the hashtag #IwilldrivemycarJune15th has trended across social media, scoring tens of thousands of mentions on Twitter and other platforms.
The New York Times recently published a “guide” to Muslim headscarves. However, the associated images showed styles specific to a few countries and all of the silhouettes were faceless. In light of this, The Huffington Post asked women from all over the Internet to show just how beautifully diverse the hijab can be using the hashtag #HijabToMe.
An encounter with her first “Hownslow girl” at a bus stop lead to Ambreen Razia’s The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, a one-woman show about a streetwise teenage Muslim girl. It’s already been converted into a YA novel and is currently touring theaters.
This week, Mona Eltahawy, a leading Egyptian feminist, sparks controversy with her article that tackles the issue of “sex talk among Muslim women. Eltahawy hits back after it was censored in Pakistan.